Weekend Edition: 3-17

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • America the Possible: A Manifesto, Part I (“The hard truth is that our political system today is simply incapable of meeting the great challenges described here. What we have is third-rate governance at a time when the challenges we face require first-rate governance.”) (via)
  • The Difference Between Public and Private Morality (“America’s problem isn’t a breakdown in private morality. It’s a breakdown in public morality. What Americans do in their bedrooms is their own business. What corporate executives and Wall Street financiers do in boardrooms and executive suites affects all of us.” (via)
  • John Stuart Mill And The Dangers Of Silencing (“The conclusions we reach, after testing ideas against arguments and evidence, will often offend us, offend others, offend perhaps something called ‘common moral decency’. Yet, offence is irrelevant to truth.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

Stupidity is much the same all the world over.

John Stuart Mill, “The Subjection of Women

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